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WesternU / College of Podiatric Medicine

College of Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric medicine is exciting and benefits people in ways you’ve never imagined. A podiatric physician can help prevent amputations while saving limbs and lives.

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Residency Placement

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A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) can help prevent amputations while saving limbs and lives. By the time you graduate, you will be able to apply the cutting-edge technology of living cell to the field of diabetic wound healing. Imagine how you’ll feel seeing someone walk again because of you. Or just as exciting, working with athletes to maintain their full potential by treating and preventing sports injuries.

Podiatric medicine opens doors to research and participation in clinical trials for novel treatments and technologies. Whether you open up your own practice after graduation, participate in research, government consulting or join the pharmaceutical field, podiatric medicine is a diverse and financially rewarding medical career choice.

As humans, we were made to move.
With purpose. With speed. With grace. And without pain.

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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM). We are excited to provide an institution built on a foundation of excellence, integrity and innovation. Our progressive and comprehensive medical education is leading the way in inspiring and preparing the next generation of podiatric physicians, whose expertise and humanistic care will improve lives.

We strive to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment combined with our multi-disciplinary and collaborative education to mirror how patient care should be practiced. In our supportive learning environment, students develop exceptional clinical skills and become well-trained podiatric physicians committed to their patients and to achieving long-term success.

CPM is a remarkable place. Our students have bright futures and constantly encounter new experiences. Our alumni are healing their communities and are leaders, helping us transform podiatric medicine. Our faculty and staff are passionate and committed to our students’ success.

I am proud of all that our students and alumni have accomplished. I take pride in the unwavering support that our faculty and staff provide our students and their dedication to elevate the field of podiatric medicine.

CPM is changing podiatric medicine. I hope you will join us and change the future.

Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS, CHCQM
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All student journeys are unique and meaningful. Hear about how some students’ paths lead to WesternU and the College of Podiatric Medicine. We would enjoy hearing your story and the circumstances and interests that have led you to an interest in serving patients with compassion and care.
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WesternU’s College of Podiatric Medicine is leading the charge to earn parity with allopathic and osteopathic medicine by embedding its students into the medical school curriculum. Where osteopathic medical students take Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, the podiatric medical students take Podiatric Medicine Principles. The rigor of CPM curriculum prepares students to approach board examinations with confidence. Overall, WesternU’s four-year program allows students to learn with an integrated team of health professionals in a part of the country with a wealth of clinical opportunities.
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Congratulations to Ali Cross, DPM class of 2016, who was recently featured on the podcast “She’s a DPM”.
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  • Continuing Education

    Our goal is to enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners on the most current and medically advanced techniques and procedures. We will service local, regional, national and international health care providers through various learning styles – weekly teaching conference, lectures, workshops, teleconferences, interactive teaching conferences, and internet programs. Similar to our University Mission statement, we embrace the idea that it is our duty to educate health care professionals in a humanistic tradition that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.

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  • CPM Clinic DEI

    Commitment TO DIVERSITY

    We are focused on seamless integration of DEI consciousness in our curriculum, recruitment and successful admission of students from diverse groups, engagement and leadership development of students from diverse groups, recruitment and advancement of employees of diverse groups, active engagement in DEI research, development of funding sources for scholarships, recruitment and retention efforts, and celebrations of local, national and global diversity.
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    Help us continue to help our students succeed as medical providers dedicated to a scientific and humanistic approach to healing. We will all benefit by having healthier communities around us.


    Your journey to an exciting career in health care is just getting started. Please review the program admissions requirement or request more information and we’ll reach out to you. You may also consider scheduling a virtual advising appointment. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals!

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    WesternU Health Foot & Ankle Center

    The Foot & Ankle Center in Pomona is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by nationally recognized experts in podiatric medicine and surgery. Our team is proud to offer critical expertise to help patients experiencing acute and chronic lower extremity conditions and those with serious foot and ankle problems caused by systemic chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. We provide the highest quality, innovative care to evaluate and treat our patients.